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TN Senate 08 Update

By R. Neal
September 6, 2007 - The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that West TN businessman Mike McWherter, the son of wildly popular former TN Governor Ned Ray McWherter, is still the front runner among unannounced candidates to challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate.

Joe Biden is apparently not from around here

By R. Neal
July 24, 2007 - During the highly publicized "CNN/YouTube Debate" last night, a couple of guys from Tennessee asked via YouTube video if any of the candidates' feelings were hurt because the media seems more interested in whether Al Gore will run than in them.

Fred Thompson watch update

By R. Neal
July 11, 2007 - With the McCain campaign circling the drain, there is speculation that Thompson's announcement, which earlier rumors said would happen on the 4th of July, may have been delayed t

White supremacist groups target Knoxville

By R. Neal
June 19, 2007 - In January of 2007, a Knoxville TN couple out on a date were carjacked, raped, and brutally murdered. The victims were both white. All five suspects arrested in connection with the crime are black. You can read about the horrific crime here.

Tennessee schedules double execution

By R. Neal
June 27, 2006 - From Tennessee Independent Media: Pending Double-Execution Reveals Inherent Flaws in Tennessee's Death Penalty System by Anna Thompson Nashville: In the past forty-six years, the state of Tennessee has executed only one man. Now, in one day, it plans to execute two. Both Sedley Alley and Paul Dennis Reid are scheduled to die in the early morning of June 28th and both cases reveal critical flaws in Tennessee’s broken death penalty system.

TN minimum wage update

By R. Neal
May 26, 2006 - After numerous delays over the past few weeks, it appears the Tennessee House may finally be voting on the minimum wage bill. It was scheduled for a vote yesterday in both the House and the Senate, but was postponed again until today. It now appears that the House is voting on several amendments at this moment, indicating that a vote on the bill could be imminent. More details as they emerge... UPDATE: The minimum wage increase has passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives, 52 to 43. Still waiting for a Senate vote...